Can different "eye" designs for anthropomorphic manga characters inform users of different functions of anthropomorphized systems?

Takanori Komatsu, Itaru Kuramoro, Daiki Sawai

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Abstract

We investigated whether anthropomorphic manga characters (AMCs) with eyes having different designs can inform users of the identity of the different functions of smartphones that are anthropomorphized as AMCs. Specifically, we prepared three different AMCs that 3 different artists drew, and each artist drew 32 different eye designs. In addition, we selected the four smartphone functions that the different AMC eye designs should express. As a result, although the different designs failed in informing users of the four different functions, users' requirements for smartphones or general characteristics of smartphones were clearly expressed by the different eye designs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 13th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450347730
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2016
Event13th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2016 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 9 Nov 201612 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2016
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period9/11/1612/11/16

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Keywords

  • Anthropomorphism manga character (AMC)
  • Design of eyes
  • Smartphone

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Komatsu, T., Kuramoro, I., & Sawai, D. (2016). Can different "eye" designs for anthropomorphic manga characters inform users of different functions of anthropomorphized systems? In Proceedings - 13th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2016 [a36] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3001773.3001829